An Idea: The Plato Dinner Club

We’re almost hesitant to mention this idea because so many people like to shoot the messenger.  But we think studying Plato should be required by every student.  That doesn’t mean a full course, but a couple Socratic dialogues and readings from The Republic would be sufficient.    

So here’s a thought: start a monthly dinner club where you discuss the works of Plato.

All it would takes are a few intellectually-inclined students interested in spending a few hours each month broadening their minds and engaging with some foundation texts of Western philosophy.  The key is finding a suitable professor or Jesuit who can facilitate the discussion and a quiet location to hold the gathering (we recommend the dining room in the JesRes). . 

For those who need a quick introduction to Plato, watch this . . .